Many of today’s careers require a lot of focused attention and productivity, and employees who want to get ahead must keep up with face-paced competition while avoiding too much stress. As technology and other changes continue to affect many industries, employees are commonly confronted with changing expectations and have to move quickly to remain relevant. If this situation sounds familiar, you may be interested in learning about the use of cannabis oil to ease anxiety and alleviate sleep disorders. With the right CBD product, you may find that it’s possible to improve productivity without dangerously increasing your heart rate.
CBD and Your Workday
You probably shouldn’t use more than one CBD lifestyle product in more than one day. The products tend to have targeted purposes, and this should help you determine which product is best for you on any specific day. If you do intend to use more than one form of cannabis, make sure you understand how to use them safely. For example, if you are using medical marijuana, talk with your medical care provider before drinking a cup of coffee with added hemp oil. Many products have a relatively small amount of CBD, generally from 5 to 25 mg, so do a bit of math ahead of time to avoid using more than is safe. With safe use in mind, take a look at some of the ways CBD might help you.
Improved Sleep at Night
It seems that just about every job today comes with a high dose of stress. Whether you work at an ice cream shop or a law firm, there’s a lot of pressure to do your job better and faster. Daily heaping doses of stress keep many workers struggling to fall asleep at night. Sleepless nights result in grouchiness, increased potential for accidents, slower thinking, chronic health problems, and depression, among other negative consequences. Oral CBD sprays have been effective at alleviating some of these symptoms while also helping people to avoid insomnia.
Reduced Levels of Stress
Stress isn’t just affecting sleep habits, either. Studies in the United States show that high levels of work-related stress lead to decreased productivity. As employees become anxious, their ability to concentrate and really focus on their work is negatively impacted. This leads to overall decreases in performance and drops in work quality. Naturally, this affects each company’s bottom line. In addition to leading to lost revenue, stressed employees take more time off and drive up healthcare costs. In fact, work-related stress has also been linked to more than 100,000 deaths in the United States every year.
It has been difficult for many researchers to fully understand how cannabis products work and whether the products really do deliver the benefits that users claim. However, there is scientific evidence that low doses of cannabis are effective at reducing stress and improving moods. CBD products with low levels of THC are best for reducing stress. More research is necessary, but users can feel confident knowing that the results of ongoing studies align with claims from CBD retailers.
Relief From Aches and Pains
You don’t have to wait until it’s time for bed to get relief from work-related stress. You can take advantage of discreet products that help you feel calmer and more confident while at work. For example, a salve stick delivers a topical dose of CBD that is slowly absorbed into your system, leaving you with a general feeling of wellbeing throughout your day. If your job requires physical exertion, you could snack on a protein bar with added CBD to reduce muscle aches and help you stay focused until the end of your shift.
Strengthen Your Ability to Focus
As you get more sleep and decrease your feelings of anxiety, you will naturally have more energy, feel calmer, and focus more easily. As your ability to focus increases, you’ll also find that it’s easier to concentrate, problem-solve, and give attention to the details of your job.
How To Use CBD Products for Work Improvement
To effectively use CBD products, start by identifying your primary goal. Do you need to sleep better? Are you looking for a way to feel calmer at work? For the best results, choose one goal: more sleep, pain relief, reduced stress, or boosted mood, for example.
Once you know what you want to achieve, it’s easier to decide which product you’ll use for the day. This step involves choosing the product that helps you reach your goal:
- CBD oils are administered with a dropper. If it’s possible to take smaller doses, you can microdose to enjoy the benefits throughout the day, instead of all at once.
- Gummies deliver a full dose (typically 10 mg of CBD) in one bite. They tend to come in a variety of flavors.
- Pain creams are spread over aching muscles in the same way you’d use lotion or other ointments.
- Other topicals, such as lotion and a CBD salve stick, are often available without a prescription. In addition to alleviating stress or helping you sleep, you can also enjoy smoother, healthier skin.
- Sprays are often used to deliver a consumable form of CBD that works throughout your system.
If you’re struggling to sleep, for example, a spray or dropper is the faster way to get the CBD into your system, so you can drift off to sleep. If you find that you need to calm down or focus more at work, a gummy or salve stick used several times during the day may deliver the lasting effects you need.
You don’t need to let stress interfere with your enjoyment of work or your ability to sleep. Learn more about how cannabis and CBD products can help you counteract the negative effects of the stress in your life. There may be a consumable or topical that provides the relief you need.
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